Next Step: Stone Soup Harvest

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Our red harvest will start this¬†year with a first pass through the Stone Soup vineyard this Saturday morning. We expect about 1/4 of the fruit to be perfectly ready now (do you know how to tell ripe from unripe grapes? squeeze each cluster gently, and your hand can tell by the slight softening of the fruit). Once they¬†starts ripening, we go thought our vineyards repeatedly (every 4-7 days) using this method to select ripe clusters, until there is no more fruit left… This way we ensure that all the fruit we use is perfectly ripe – no unripe or over-ripe clusters.